Chinese General Hospital's aid program may buckle under P298-M PhilHealth dues: exec

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Posted at Aug 14 2019 09:05 AM

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The Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center might fail to sustain its humanitarian programs if the state insurance firm would not settle P298 million in unpaid obligations, its president said Wednesday. 

Delays in the payment of medical services that the hospital gave to members of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation were due to problems with its electronic system for processing claims, said CGHMC president Dr. James Dy. 

"When we send it (claims) there, they reject it, deny it. We offer manual, ayaw naman nila (they don't want that)," he told radio DZMM. 

 "Their outstanding account with us is P298 million... This is way back since 2004," he added. 

The CGHMC gives free services to government employees injured in the line of duty, on top of weekly humanitarian activities across the country and calamity response, Dy said.

"Sustaining these activities requires funds and we cannot sustain our humanitarian program if our hands are tied financially," he said. 

PhilHealth has promised to settled its obligations after Dy sought help from Malacañang and some senators, he said. 

"We are appealing to them to pay us as soon as possible," said the doctor. 

DZMM, August 14, 2019